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Jesus Curry Recusants (JCR) – May 2022 Meeting

The JCR 17th May 2022

Spring is in the air – which means that the attention of alumni graduates d’un cer​tain âge turns inevitably towards the prospect of a convivial preprandial glass – or two – of El Vino’s superior plonk, followed by a banquet at the India India restaurant a few yards away based on a main course comprised of a sauce seasoned with spices, and mainly associated with South Asian cuisine,

The date for the next gourmet celebration is Tuesday, May 17th and, as usual, observes the hallowed practice of drinks from 5:30pm at El Vino followed by dinner at 6:30pm at India India.

You are cordially invited to join us for both the drinks and for the meal afterwards. However, it is perfectly fine if you are unable, or do not wish, to be present at one or other of the venues. You are very welcome to join us just for drinks at El Vino, or just for the meal at India India.

It would be very helpful, though, if you could let me know whether you hope to join us for drinks only, or for the meal only – or for both drinks and meal – so that everyone can be accommodated at each venue.

Looking forward to seeing members of the JCR again on the 17th.

Best wishes,


William Morris Gallery visit 13th May 2022

Jesus Old Members’ Group
Visit to William Morris Gallery:
‘From Oxford Back Alley to Fame on Stage & Screen; Women’s Social Mobility in Victorian England’
13 May 2022

An opportunity to visit the house where the young William Morris grew up, with a guided tour of the museum displaying all aspects of his life’s work. Plus a talk on the extraordinary character Jane Burden who became Morris’s wife and a muse for the whole Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood.

Location: William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London E17 4PP

As usual, we aim to make this a good social occasion with the opportunity to meet aMerwards, for those who would like to, in the nearby pub The Bell at 617 Forest Road, London E17 4NE

On this occasion we are limited to a select number of 15 participants on the tour, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Timetable for the event:
Latest time to arrive for the museum tour (which will take about 45 minutes)
12.00 noon
Convene in the Acanthus Room for an illustrated talk about Jane Burden and her remarkable life and influence beyond it. Maybe you know her better than you think.
Tasty café lunch available to buy in the gallery
Further self-guided tour of the gallery and surrounding park is possible for those who wish
Repair to The Bell pub for further chat and conviviality.

The cost of the gallery guided tour and talk is £21 per person

Bookings to be made on this link to the accompanying form by Monday 9 May
There is no parking available at the gallery or in the surrounding streets. You are advised to
arrive by public transport: The gallery is about 12 minutes’ walk from Walthamstow Central tube
station (Victoria Line) and 18 minutes’ walk from Walthamstow Queen’s Road Overground station. Check Google maps for directions. The area is also well served by National Rail and buses.

Andy Simpson
Newsletter editor JOMG (XL Network)